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Deal chooses local faces for his inaugural committee

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal announced his full inaugural committee Monday, including a peppering of local supporters to help plan his entrance into office.

November 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Banks County Middle School wins state recognition

Banks County Middle School, located in the small city of Homer, wasn't always a place that earned state awards.

November 15, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company returns to US

The Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company has returned to the U.S.

November 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall sheriff’s office awarded for traffic enforcement

When it comes to traffic safety, Hall County Sheriff's officers know what they're doing.

November 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall sees green in recycling partnership

Hall County kicked off its environmental management system Monday at the Lanier Charter Career Academy, becoming just the second county in the state to implement such a green partnership.

November 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood may explore impact fees

Oakwood is looking at ways to pay for growth, including development impact fees, when the economy rebounds.

November 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rain to bring some relief to dry conditions

The rainfall moving through North Georgia should put a healthy dent in this year's rain deficit, but it likely won't be a drought buster.

November 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools superintendent expresses concern over state funding

Merrianne Dyer, superintendent of Gainesville City Schools, sees problems for school financing when the Georgia legislature goes into session in January.

November 15, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


A Salute To Veterans and Families caps weeklong events marking Veterans Day

Uniforms, guns and vintage newspapers were among the items on display as part of a military exhibit open to the public Sunday for Family Day at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

November 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Winning essays earn 2 local students a ‘Swift’ gift

Juan Torres, 13, said he knew something was funny the day his mother met him at the bus stop after school, rather than their usual meeting spot on the porch.

November 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Race to the Top funds coming in December

Georgia's Race to the Top funds are expected to enter the state by mid-December, according to state education official Erin Hames.

November 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Jingle Mingle brings Christmas to town

Once again, Christmas will be arriving early. It'll be here even before you've served your Thanksgiving turkey - at least in downtown Gainesville.

November 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Longtime school board chairman ready to pass the gavel

Blame it on a pervasive anti-incumbency mood in a midterm election year. Or maybe on local issues, like a controversial vote to close Hall County's Jones Elementary.

November 14, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding For The Times | Local


Local school systems consider SPLOST renewal

School leaders in Hall and Gainesville systems are exploring the possibility of extending a sales tax for education.

November 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville mows through ideas to cut grass

Grass problems are leaving a few Gainesville officials with questions.

November 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Capitola Farm Road in South Hall to be partially closed for 90 days

A key traffic artery between two major South Hall roads and cutting through a major subdivision will be partially closed 90 days, starting within a ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sewer line being moved so pedestrian/bicycling tunnel can be built under Atlanta Highway

A $120,000 sewer line project is underway to clear the way for construction of a pedestrian/bicycling tunnel as part of a newly opened ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


East Hall senior Triston Cooper pushed through injury to help his team

Triston Cooper's senior basketball season was winding down in style. He was getting in a rhythm from the 3-point line and really from everywhere.

May 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lanier Charter Career Academy senior Olivia Henriques changed cultures, started over

Olivia Henriques came to Hall County as a senior in high school from Jamaica - only to be told she would have to repeat her high ...

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Flowery Branch seniors Kelsey and Hannah McQueen competed for top academic honors

Hannah and Kelsey McQueen have much in common in addition to being twins, but their paths will diverge for college.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lakeview Academy senior Luke Lovell got an early start in business

It's an understatement to say Luke Lovell is not the typical high school student. Businessman might be a more accurate description.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Johnson senior Jessa Warren blossomed when she discovered passion in radiology

For most teens and their parents, seeing a radiologist is a nightmare. For Jessa Warren, it was a blessing.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


West Hall senior Stephen Henderson struggled with Asperger's syndrome but found confidence in karate

At The Dojo American Karate Center in Flowery Branch, Stephen Henderson lines up students in his after-school class.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville senior Claire Oliver left family abroad so she could graduate back home

Claire Oliver lived in Gainesville before her family packed up and moved to Saudi Arabia.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Maranatha Christian Academy Danielle Johnson has learned to cope with dyslexia, excel in music

When Danielle Johnson reads, words can float to another line. The same thing happens with musical notes.

May 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Wood’s Mill senior Carla Suarez Lopez faced hardships but hopes to go to veterinary school

Carla Suarez Lopez "technically got kicked out" of Chestatee High School.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


North Hall senior Will Barrett speaks publicly to spread awareness of autism

At 18 years old, Will Barrett commands a stage.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestatee senior Brooke Gilbert discovered art amid the pain of an eating disorder

Brooke Gilbert knows the value of art and wants to share it with others.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Vietnam veterans were bonded by war 50 years ago

Having graduated from high school in the mid-1960s and just starting lives in small-town Gainesville, 22 young men, mostly in their late teens, didn't ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta garden gun case won’t affect Gainesville site

The case involving a visitor carrying weapons in the Atlanta Botanical Garden has been remanded back to Fulton County Superior Court.

May 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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